The winners

Category: performance art

Artist: Tan Tan

Performers: Eric Bribosia, Sophie Saporosi, Tan Tan

Duration: 20 min

 May, 2017

at Giardini, Arsenale, during the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

TanBo, the winner of "Super Lion Award" of Venize Biennale 2015 answered some crucial questions from a journalist at Venice Biennale 2015, during the opening week. Many audience were attacted by the interview.

The 4 questions are:

  • Why do you do art?

TanBo's answer: Silence, and several "super star poses" in front the main thematic wall of the 57th Venice Biennale.

  • How to become a successful artist?

TanBo's answer: Holding the "Super Lion Prize", laying in the sun in the garden of Giardini. Slowly, they took off their clothes and changed into pajamas , began to sleep.

  • Do you have some words to say to the Art circle?

They sat at the "open table " of 57th Venice Biennale, and they were constantly robbing the "dish" in-between them from each other, which is the "Super Lion Prize Sandwich". Finally, they swallowed the bread crazily with eyes covered by eye masks… Inside the main exhibtiion in Giardini, they stood in two circles on the floor, and suddenly threw name cards and money to each other without going out of the circles.

  • How to be selected by the official program of Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia)?

TanBo's answer: They put some photographs of their works directly on the wall of an exhibiting space of the 57th Venice Biennale.

The fragments of this performance can be seen in the video below:

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